We have just released the 'Spaatz' update, which brings a new action packed Skirmish map, new weapons, a new battle briefing screen and an improved battle report for the 'Heroes' players. While the 'Generals' get a deeper gameplay experience with better balanced wars through limited army resources for their faction. All players can now communicate with each other, even when not online, through the new in-game messaging system.
New Skirmish map
The new Village Skirmish map is set in the fields of rural France with a sunken ruin, a chateau and a small farm as key objectives. This map is designed with less distance between the objectives, making it more tight and more action packed than the other Skirmish maps as all objectives are in danger at all times. Also, the more dramatic shape of the terrain has been specifically designed to counter spawn-campers.
New weapons: P08 Pistol and M1917 Revolver
The new weapons are of almost iconic nature: German soldiers can now get the classic high-precision P08 Pistol, while the US soldiers will be able to live out their inner cowboy with the hard hitting M1917 Revolver.
Limited faction resources in the campaign
The 'Spaatz' update introduces limited army resources for the two factions. The resources for the Assault Teams are drawn from a shared 'stockpile' with only so and so many new resources being produced within a certain time-interval for each faction.
This gives a better balance between the two factions, as the winning strategy is no longer merely to send a massive amount of Assault Teams to the frontline, but now the Generals have to carefully consider where they deploy and direct their troops, as well as to coordinate their joined efforts better.
We have made a new in-game email system, where you may send messages to other players, also when they’re not online. In order to send a message to someone you need to add him as a friend and he needs to have you added as a friend too. So now you can communicate with the other generals, fellow clan-members or other players who are not online at the same time as you.
New mission briefing and battle report
The campaign and the core action game missions are also brought closer together by the new mission briefing, showing what you fight for in each mission and what the objectives are when the mission is loading. On top of that, the enhanced battle report shows details about the results of a battle, as well as give you an overview of your performance after a mission has ended.
Lots of other fixes and tweaks
- Faster tank turret tracking
- All windows can now be destroyed on all maps
- Raised Veteran Membership XP-rank bonus from +25% to +100%
- WarServer compensates all players for their veteran membership and ribbon booster time lost due to server downtime
- Bullet tracers have been tweaked to look more realistic and less synthetic
- Uniforms are now stored in the equipment depot when promoting a character to general
- ...and much more...
The full changelog can be found in our forum here: